Living aloha

A reader told us about this recent incident:

Outside a supermarket, a kid asked a man if he would like to buy a box of chocolate-covered almonds.

“No,” the man said, pausing, then adding, “I want to buy three boxes.”

The man paid for the boxes. But instead of accepting them, the man told the kid to give them away as a holiday gesture.

The kid gave the boxes to three people passing by, wishing each a happy holiday season.

The man, it turns out, was the new UH head football coach.

Living aloha.


  1. Loa December 24, 2015 8:52 am

    morning gang!

    way to go coach rolo ….

  2. WWF December 24, 2015 8:58 am

    I have always liked Coach Rolovich. Great choice for UH Football Head Coach.
    Living Aloha. Paying it forward.

  3. Ron December 24, 2015 9:07 am

    Nice story. It reminds us that there are some really good people associated with UH in spite of all we read. Rolo is definitely one of them.

  4. NorthShoreFan December 24, 2015 9:15 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos…bootiful day.

    good game last night. my patnah also was smiling…she one OU fan, having lived there for many years…but I told her the boyz went into the game expecting to win it and could have won the loss was hard to accept…but the sun came up and it’s a new day, new challenge. got to show it wasn’t a one game effort.

    Cool story about coach Rolo. Some people just have the Aloha inbred. Me thinks the kids he get will feel it too.


  5. NorthShoreFan December 24, 2015 9:18 am

    gotta get ready fo make a few hundred pounds of mochi already..not even pau Christmas en den…hoooo

  6. BigWave96744 December 24, 2015 9:19 am

    And that folks is how we Rolo!

  7. Legistlature December 24, 2015 10:19 am

    For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

    Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations,* baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

  8. Legistlature December 24, 2015 10:23 am

    This is how we ought to Rolo
    Let There be Peace on Earth – Sing Along – YouTube
    Video for let there be peace on earth▶ 2:41

  9. Old School Dave December 24, 2015 10:34 am

    Great story about Coach.

    Handsome Tanielu switches, again. First commits to Utah, then OSU, now BYU (after Sitake was named HC).

  10. Na Alii Pride December 24, 2015 10:35 am

    Awesome. Always liked Rolo.

    Happy Holidays everyone.

  11. Legistlature December 24, 2015 10:48 am

    A-L-O-H-A, a little aloha in our day
    spread a little aloha around the world.
    A-L-O-H-A, a little aloha in our day
    spread a little aloha around the world.

  12. Boolakanaka December 24, 2015 10:50 am

    ST, great story. Smalls acts not within the public eye are always rewarded- one way of another.

    Back in the day, I use to live in San Francisco, around the holidays, I use to give the toll person a twenty to cover the next 4 people behind me (back when it was a five dollar to get over the Golden Gate). In a city frought with intense and constant traffic, its a small gesture that can literally make someones’ day.

    Well, on one occassion, a person followed me home. I use to live right next to the Presidio in the Cow Hollow neighborhood, and its just minutes from the bridge. Well, this attractive gal, who was well, very buxomy, runs to me, as I got out of my car, and says, “i just need to tell you thanks, and give you a big hug and kiss, (which she did!!!) for that gesture at the bridge!!!” Who says kindness is never rewarded???? Have a honihoni Xmas!!!

  13. DaveLetterMan December 24, 2015 11:13 am

    Morning Tsaikos!
    Looks like “The Dream” is a solid commit. Thanks to ST’s article. He tweeted that there’s a whole story about him in the newspaper.

  14. Legistlature December 24, 2015 11:14 am

    Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?

  15. Legistlature December 24, 2015 11:17 am

    Never let loyalty and kindness leave you!
    Tie them around your neck as a reminder.
    Write them deep within your heart.

  16. Old School Dave December 24, 2015 11:54 am

    Texas Money – Even for Mid-Majors. New UNT HC gets contract worth over $800,000:

    UNT President is a familiar name to UH fans.

  17. air sumo December 24, 2015 11:55 am

    legislature, please stop with the religious post. It is getting tiresome. Others have asked you to stop, but you continue to post irrelevant preachings. I am a buddhist and your remarks offend me.

  18. islandman December 24, 2015 11:58 am

    Looks like not too easy to find the right DC for the price as it was supposed to have been done, was it last weekend ?

  19. jonj December 24, 2015 12:09 pm

    Can we ban legislature already?? This god talk is too much!!

  20. jonj December 24, 2015 12:09 pm

    Before I start reciting the Quran! Haha

  21. cappie the dog December 24, 2015 12:12 pm


    I was going to quote John Lennon’s lyrics to “Imagine”.

    That song gets more relevant with each passing year.

  22. Da Punchbowl Kid December 24, 2015 12:33 pm

    DNAloha. Some folks definitely have it. Rolo is one.

    Merry Christmas to all!

  23. Derek December 24, 2015 12:34 pm

    Let’s stick to UH football first, then football in general, then other UH sports if it’s current and relavent, please. Mahalo and Happy Holidays!

  24. Legistlature December 24, 2015 1:16 pm

    For what gives you the right to make such a judgment? What do you have that God hasn’t given you? And if everything you have is from God, why boast as though it were not a gift?

  25. A View From Afar December 24, 2015 1:20 pm

    Mele Kalikimaka to everyone !!!
    Be safe out there and hope to discuss UH sports with you all in 2016.

  26. Ipu Man December 24, 2015 1:34 pm

    Green Bay Packers are in the Bible:
    “For by Thee I have run through a troop;
    and by my God have I leaped over a wall.”
    (Psalm 18:29)
    PTL 🙂

  27. Maddog50 December 24, 2015 2:00 pm

    Sports only-

  28. Haleakala December 24, 2015 2:08 pm

    Have to watch the Buffalo Bills’ games now since Greg Salas has been signed by them.

  29. S.peezy55 December 24, 2015 2:13 pm

    Biggest buffalo bills fan from Hawaii right here!!! GO BILLS!! GO WARRIORS!!!

  30. islandman December 24, 2015 2:25 pm

    Is tiki anywhere or under an AKA ?

  31. kapakahi December 24, 2015 3:06 pm

    An early local delivery from Santa for 2017?


  32. kazumia December 24, 2015 3:39 pm

    Wonder if Rolo talked to Tata bout the DC job.

  33. What??? December 24, 2015 3:40 pm

    There is no such thing as god

  34. C-Pop December 24, 2015 3:58 pm

    Legislature…please sports blog only!!!
    Kazumia-Tata not ready for D1 coordinator after 1 year as HS HC, he be qualified as assistant coach though.

  35. Arcumfortis December 24, 2015 4:00 pm

    Legistlature…..a number voices have respectfully asked you to curb your propensity to proseletyse. You have ignored these requests. I imagine you are motivated by some belief that you are doing us a favor by continuing. You are not. The insane murderers who call themselves ISIS also think they are doing everyone a favor by forcing them into their belief system. But they are wrong. They are violent madmen. Your unwillingness to curb your behavior is also a form of violence even though you do not see it as such. A true man of spirit does not need to continually broadcast his views. This is simply ego inflation and self aggrandizement cloaked under the flimsy cover of evangelical zeal. If you are indeed a man of spirit please pause and look at yourself and simply consider the golden rule. Personally I don’t dig the way you are “doing unto me” and a number of others have also voiced the same. I would ask that you stop as you are selfishly making this blog an unpleasant place.

  36. Markazulu December 24, 2015 4:13 pm

    Anybody else watching the Hawaii bowl?

  37. Boolakanaka December 24, 2015 4:22 pm

    To convert or attempt to convert (someone) from one religion, belief, or opinion to another.
    “the program did have a tremendous evangelical effect, proselytizing many”
    synonyms: evangelize, convert, save, redeem, win over, preach (to), recruit, act as a missionary
    “I’m not here to proselytize”

    Simple maxim of life–lets be respectful and mindful of others…..

  38. S.peezy55 December 24, 2015 4:29 pm


    Do u know who Rolo is referring to?

  39. paintslinger December 24, 2015 4:38 pm

    To the religious zealot who feels the need to preach on a sports blog.

    “Deeds, not words” —-talk is cheap and on this blog not appreciated.

  40. Legistlature December 24, 2015 4:56 pm

    All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed.
    What blessings await you when people hate you and exclude you and mock you and curse you as evil because you follow the Son of Man.

  41. cocobean December 24, 2015 4:57 pm

    People should have more patience with Legis….the back story is he’s a recovering Fort Street Mall bus stop Bible thumper.

  42. 3-Prong December 24, 2015 5:03 pm

    Yes Mr Legislature, separation of church and blog please. A warm mahalo for that.

  43. Frannyk December 24, 2015 5:08 pm

    If you don’t like what Legislature has to say, then skip over it. Simple as that.

    Merry Christmas to all!


  44. Legistlature December 24, 2015 5:08 pm

    Concussions force former Kahuku athlete to walk away from football
    Across the nation, a many football players are walking away from the game, some by choice, others from the effects of such trauma. Here in Hawaii, one such athlete is Aofaga Wily.

  45. 808warriorfan December 24, 2015 5:12 pm

    I won’t go to a religious blog and write about UH football; I’d respect the bloggers and let them have their space … this is about UH football so let us have OUR space. It’s called Mutual Respect … as far as this great story about Coach “Rolo” … here’s a guy “WALKING THE TALK” … Live Aloha / Play Warrior and a Mele Kalikimaka to all …

  46. islandman December 24, 2015 5:42 pm

    33. C-Pop … Tata has some experience as an assistant in the college area too.

  47. Derek December 24, 2015 5:51 pm

    I’m impressed with San Diego State, Boise State, and San Jose State. Utah State couldn’t beat Akron. I know Utah State is a better team, but I’m sure USU wasn’t up for the game and didn’t want to be in Boise. How can you explain that Utah St. demolished Boise St. in Logan? A game played by humans. Things happen. That’s why football is a great game.

  48. 808warriorfan December 24, 2015 6:12 pm

    3 more coaches to hire … who will they be ??? Is “Rolo” holding out and will give us the names as a Christmas present for all Warrior fans ???

    Live Aloha / Play Warrior

  49. Warbow December 24, 2015 6:19 pm

    Isaako Savaiinaea?

  50. SteveM December 24, 2015 6:34 pm

    Digging into the Warrior Beat archives, I see the 5 F’s of the blog, established and approved (in words and non-actions by ST). This is what was allowed on the blog. It’s charter, if you will…

    FOOD — check!
    FOOTBALL — check!
    FAMILY — check!
    FRIENDS — check!
    FUN — a triple order, please!

    MAC VS. PC — no, thank you!
    CHICKEN GREASE SPILLS — banned and deleted
    RELIGIOUS BABBLE — not listed, too much like a Chicken Grease spill

    To all the new bloggers, here are the Tsai-kos explained by Bulla in the SSC Hospitality Center during blog party 4. This explains to new bloggers what this blog is — or was about, before it got mostly boring. 🙁

    Tsai-ko Culture:

    A 6th “F”, Fishing was adopted too. The jury is still out on the 7th “F” — Faraoke (karaoke with an f).

    Merry Christmas to ST, all Tsai-kos and Lurkers!

  51. NorthShoreFan December 24, 2015 7:01 pm

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!….from me and my patnah. May you all be safe and have a wonderful day.
    Guud Night.

  52. A-House December 24, 2015 7:07 pm

    while San Diego State was putting on a good show, it was difficult to watch the game with so many EMPTY seats and it will not only be the Hawaii Bowl that will be “empty”

    except for the 5 major bowl games most of the games have under 15,000 fans — speaking of fans, how many came for SDSU and Cincy? – maybe a 150 between them?

    yet, the NCAA approved 2 new bowl games for 2015/16 — how many bowl games are there? 35? WHY???????? what was the attendance for the Bahama Bowl?

    Why is the NCAA so afraid of the Power5 Conferences? most of the upper echelon come from those schools – are they still beholden to their past conference? or, do they represent the entire nation?????????

    still waiting to see how the NCAA will rule against North Carolina with decades of false classes sanctioned by the school — how can they not be slapped with multiple Level 1 violations including the LACK OF INSTITUTIONAL control?

    imho, it should be no less than the forfiture of all games, won or loss, during the entire 20+ years and removal of grade for every athlete who took the phantom classes and UNC should notify each student athlete involved that they do no longer meet the minimum standard for a degree [if applicable] — also loss of 10 scholarships for 7 years and NO post season appearance for 10 years.

    harsh? damn tooting!!!!!!!!

  53. A-House December 24, 2015 7:09 pm


    wait, wait for me! – eye neva botcha yet so eye no can go moi moi.

  54. A-House December 24, 2015 7:11 pm


    hope the warm weather is still holding up for you in Chicago!

    no white x-mas in 2015!

    Happy Holiday to you and Family!

  55. A-House December 24, 2015 7:13 pm

    and a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to LTUH fan, Florida Ted, Ragasu Bagasu, Calvin from Kona, an Big Hilo Fan 2!

    where ever you are — many blessings!

  56. PONO December 24, 2015 7:33 pm

    Legislature should be banned…..His posts are for the wrong blog and the wrong setting.

  57. Legistlature December 24, 2015 8:08 pm

    Frannyk – Thank you! May the Lord prosper your new year.
    C.S. Lewis said, “Enemy-occupied territory–that is what this world is.

  58. Dano December 24, 2015 8:18 pm

    just got back from the Hawaii bowl. $10 ticket with military discount. attendance was about the same as UH game last season. gotta support the bowl game even when Hawaii isn’t eligible. we don’t wanna lose it due to lack of attendance. interesting that san diego state, though how good they were this year, 11-3, didn’t get invited to play in a higher paying bowl.

  59. islandman December 24, 2015 8:50 pm

    51. A- House …. UNC is charged with many Level I violations. However, i think most of them came before the new penalty structure was approved on Oct. 30 , 2012 and effective Aug. 1, 2013. So like Syracuse, they may get more lenient sanctions than under the new structure. Syracuse was classified as a Level I-Aggravated case, but only got a one year post season ban under the old structure. UH was classified as a Level II-Aggravated case and got the one-year post season ban under the new penalty structure. An article said that no UNC coaches were implicated. So Roy Williams will probably get none or not much of a sanction. This is hard to understand when UNC was cited for a lack of institutional control. Under the new structure though, the coach is held more accountable. Jim Boeheim didn’t get much of a sanction other than having to vacate 108 victories between 2004 and 2014 and having to give up, after an appeal, two scholarships per year for four years.

  60. islandman December 24, 2015 8:55 pm

    s/b ” …vacate victories betwee 2004 and 2012 .”

  61. cappie the dog December 24, 2015 9:21 pm


    Buffalo is a lot easier to root for.

    If Joey Iosefa makes the playoff roster, and Coach Belichick utilizes him, I’m rooting for the Patriots, which amazes me, because I think there is some truth to their multiple controversies.

    At the time, I thought Belichick killed Salas’ career by trading for him, and never allowing him to get on the field.

    If New England faces the Chiefs, it’s going to be hard. I like Alex Smith. I think Smith would annoy a whole host of people if he led his charges to a Super Bowl victory.

  62. el burro sabio December 24, 2015 9:37 pm

    The religious zealot blog is at the end of the hall, off the deep end.

  63. cappie the dog December 24, 2015 9:38 pm


    In Cameron Crowe’s “Almost Famous”, Lester Bangs(played by the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman) advises his protege not to “make friends with the rock stars”.

    In other words, he’s teaching his protege the lesson of objectivity.

    What I despise about guys like Dick Vitale, Digger Phelps, and others of their ilk is that they count Jim Boeheim and Roy Williams as friends.

    If say, Stony Brook committed the same violations as North Carolina, I’m pretty sure we’d be hearing a strong commentary about institutional corruption from Vitale.

    By the way, Cameron Crowe didn’t heed his teacher’s advice. He married Nancy Wilson of Heart.

  64. Inyoface December 24, 2015 9:41 pm

    The Hawaii Bowl needs to be affiliated with the PAC-12 again.

  65. Akamai Okole December 24, 2015 10:06 pm

    Merry Christmas All!


  66. Kaimiloa December 24, 2015 11:02 pm

    37. Referring to Tua. Not a commit. Rolo was just mentioning that Tua started following him on twitter. Another person tweeted that Tua should stay home and help rebuild the program and Tua retweeted that message as well.

  67. Legistlature December 24, 2015 11:54 pm
    Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day walk on water?
    Mary did you know that your baby boy will save our sons and daughters?
    Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new?
    This child that you’ve delivered, will soon deliver you.
    Mary did you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?
    Mary did you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand?
    Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
    And when you kiss your little baby, you have kissed the face of God.
    The blind will see, the deaf will hear and the dead will live again.
    The lame will leap, the sums will speak, the praises of the lamb.
    Mary did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?
    Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day rule the nations?
    Did you know that your baby boy is heaven’s perfect Lamb?
    This sleeping child you’re holding is the great I am.
    Have a Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year to all of God’s people
    Pride Rock….Warrior On 2016 let’s do this
    Blog will be closed 12-25-15

  68. cappie the dog December 25, 2015 5:39 am

    I wonder if Cincinnati QB Gunner Kiel read about the USWNT’s fears about the Aloha Stadium turf and stayed home out of worry for his NFL future.

    Kiel should have stuck to his original commitment and been a state legend, right up there with Larry Bird.

  69. papayalips December 25, 2015 6:07 am

    Turning atheist and away from this blog reading Legislatures continuous non-topical chants.

  70. 3-Prong December 25, 2015 6:30 am

    Merry Christmas Everyone!

  71. Shoko December 25, 2015 7:49 am

    Merry Christmas!

    Looks like the 2015 Hawaii Bowl is the second lowest attendance in it’s history. Hope Rolo can get the Warriors back to the Hawaii Bowl quick!

  72. Maddog50 December 25, 2015 8:30 am

    A House bright sunny mid 40 day here in Chicago area. This is great by our standards! Wearing shorts today as we clean up from holiday family party-Happy Jolliday to you and family along with Warrior Dave 3 prong Chawan_cut et al. Now let’s get some commits and get this thing moving! Go Warriors!

  73. mileHIwarrior December 25, 2015 11:00 am

    Mele Kalikimaka from the 5280!!!

  74. cappie the dog December 25, 2015 11:05 am

    schastlivogo Rozhdestva!

  75. Loa December 25, 2015 12:11 pm

    morning gang!

    merry christmas to all the tsaiko’s out there

  76. Stephen Tsai December 25, 2015 12:27 pm

    New post:

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